The third prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of Chidinma Ojukwu, the alleged murder suspect of Super TV chief executive officer, Usifo Ataga yesterday claimed that he bought the deceased Laptop from the first defendant for the sum of N495,000.
The witness, Ifeoluwa Oluwo, who described himself as businessman that deals in the sales of phones, laptops and accessories at Computer Village in Lagos, testified that he bought the laptop on June 18, 2021, two days after the body of Autauga was found at the short service apartment in Lekki.
He told Justice Yetunde Adesanya of the Lagos State High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) that it was some five days after the transaction that he discovered that the defendant was paraded by the police on social media for murder.
The 22-year-old 300-level Mass Communication student of the University of Lagos was docked before the court alongside Adedapo Quadri on a eight-counts bordering on the offences of murder, forgery and stealing.
The state also arraigned Chidinma’s sister, Egbuchu Chioma from whom the late Ataga’s iPhone 7, was said to have been recovered on one count. They all pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Oluwo, who was led in evidence in chief by the Lagos State prosecuting counsel, Yusuf Sule, told the court that he has been in the business for five years and that they sell brand new phones and fairly used phones.
The witness who identified the first defendant (Chidinma) in the dock, stated that she was a customer, who had on April 30, 2021, purchased a phone and also sold her laptop to his office on June 18, 2021.